Careers @ TPP
At TPP, we put a lot of effort into making sure that we provide a great environment in which to work. Below are just a few of the reasons why we think you’ll get more out of working with us than you will elsewhere…
- Our product is a market leader used by healthcare organisations across the UK. You’ll learn a lot working with our cutting-edge technology.
- TPP has been awarded three star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising that we are one of the best companies to work for four years running.
- We value natural ability, enthusiasm and the potential to learn over direct work experience.
- We offer competitive salaries with excellent perks and bonuses.
- We don’t think our employees should spend all their time at work, so we do our best to leave at the right time.
- We want you to develop both personally and professionally, so we provide a supportive environment and give you plenty of opportunities to add to your skills and enhance your career.
TPP is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. We also aim to guarantee that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit. Please see our equal opportunities policy by clicking below.
Find out more about the great benefits of working at TPP and, if you think you might like to join our team, check out our current vacancies. We currently have more than one position available for each vacancy as we try to expand our teams, so we look forward to hearing from you!
Equal Opportunities Policy
It is our policy not to discriminate against our workers on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or age, pregnancy or trade union membership or the fact that they are a part-time worker or a fixed-term employee. Our workers and applicants for employment shall not be disadvantaged by any policies or conditions of service which cannot be justified as necessary for operational purposes. We shall, at all times, strive to work within legislative requirements as well as promoting best practice.
The principle of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity applies equally to the treatment of visitors, clients, customers and suppliers by members of our workforce and also, in some circumstances, ex-employees.
The following paragraphs deal with the specific categories of workers and areas of work which we have identified as potentially giving rise to equal opportunities issues and provides more specific guidance on the parameters of our policy and approach to equal opportunities.
This policy is for guidance only and shall be provided to all workers, but does not form part of your contract of employment.
1. TO WHOM DOES THIS POLICY APPLY?
1.1 This policy applies to all our employees, whether permanent, temporary, casual, part-time or on fixed-term contracts, to ex-employees, to job applicants and to individuals such as agency staff.
1.2 All workers have a duty to act in accordance with this policy, and therefore to treat colleagues with dignity at all times, and not to discriminate against or harass other members of staff, whether junior or senior to them. In some situations, the Company may be at risk of being held responsible for the acts of individual members of staff and will not therefore tolerate any discriminatory practices or behaviour.
1.3 The policy statement in paragraph 1.2 applies equally to the treatment of our visitors, clients customers and suppliers by our workers.
2. SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF POLICY
2.1 This policy applies to the advertising of jobs and recruitment and selection, to training and development, opportunities for promotion, to conditions of service, benefits and facilities and pay; to health and safety and to conduct at work, to grievance and disciplinary procedures and to termination of employment, including redundancy.
2.2 We will take appropriate steps to accommodate the requirements of workers’
religions, cultures, and domestic responsibilities.
3. FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination may be direct or indirect and it may occur intentionally or unintentionally. Direct discrimination occurs where someone is put at a disadvantage for a reason related to one or more of the grounds set out above. For example, rejecting an applicant of one race because it is considered they would not “fit in” on the grounds of their race could be direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination occurs where an individual is subject to an unjustified provision, criterion or practice which puts them at a particular disadvantage because of, for example, their sex or race. Discrimination also includes victimisation (less favourable treatment because of action taken to assert legal rights against discrimination or to assist a colleague in that regard).
4. RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
4.1 We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on any of the unlawful grounds listed above. Recruitment procedures will be reviewed regularly to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and that sufficiently diverse sectors of the community are reached. Job selection criteria are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are justifiable on non-discriminatory grounds as being essential for the effective performance of the job.
5. STAFF TRAINING AND PROMOTION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
5.1 Staff training needs will be identified through regular staff appraisals. All workers will be given appropriate access to training to enable them to progress within the organisation. All promotion decisions will be made on the basis of merit.
5.2 The composition and movement of workers at different levels will be regularly monitored to ensure equality of opportunity at all levels of the organisation. Where appropriate, steps will be taken to identify and remove unnecessary or unjustifiable barriers and to provide appropriate facilities and conditions of service to meet the special needs of disadvantaged or under-represented groups.
5.3 Our conditions of service, benefits and facilities will be reviewed regularly to ensure that they are available to all workers who should have access to them and that there are no unlawful obstacles to accessing them.
6. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
6.1 We will monitor redundancy criteria and procedures to ensure that they are fair and objective and do not directly or indirectly discriminate against employees.
6.2 We will also ensure that disciplinary procedures are carried out fairly and uniformly for all workers, whether they result in the giving of disciplinary warnings, dismissal or other disciplinary action.
7. DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
7.1 If you are disabled, or become disabled in the course of your employment with us, you are encouraged to tell us about your condition. This is to enable us to support you as much as possible. You may also wish to advise your line manager of any reasonable adjustments to your working conditions or the duties of your job which you consider to be necessary, or which would assist you in the performance of your duties. Your line manager may wish to consult with you and with your medical adviser(s) about possible reasonable adjustments. Careful consideration will be given to any such proposals and they will be accommodated where possible and proportionate to the needs of your job. Nevertheless, there may be circumstances where it will not be reasonable for us to accommodate the suggested adjustments and we will ensure that we provide you with information as to the basis of our decision not to make any adjustments.
7.2 We will monitor the physical features of its premises to consider whether they place disabled workers, job applicants or service users at a substantial disadvantage compared to other workers. Where possible and proportionate, we will take steps to improve access for disabled workers and service users.
8. FIXED-TERM EMPLOYEES
We will monitor our use of fixed-term employees and agency workers, and their conditions of service, to ensure that they are being offered appropriate access to benefits, training, promotion and permanent employment opportunities. We will, where relevant, monitor their progress within the Company to ensure that they are accessing permanent vacancies.
9. PART-TIME WORKERS
We will monitor the conditions of service of part-time employees and their progression within the Company to ensure that they are being offered appropriate access to benefits and training and promotion opportunities. We will also ensure requests to alter working hours are dealt with appropriately.
10. BREACHES OF THE POLICY
10.1 If you believe that you may have been disadvantaged on any of the unlawful grounds listed above, you are encouraged to raise the matter through the Company’s grievance procedure. Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy will be treated in confidence and investigated in accordance with the relevant procedure. Workers who make such allegations in good faith will not be victimised or treated less favourably as a result. False allegations of a breach in this policy which are found to have been made in bad faith will, however, be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure.
10.2 If, after investigation, you are proven to have discriminated or harassed any other worker on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, disability or age or otherwise act in breach of this policy, you will be subject to disciplinary action. In serious cases, such behaviour may constitute gross misconduct and, as such, may result in summary dismissal. We will always take a strict approach to serious breaches of this policy.
10.3 As this policy applies equally to all our workers’ relations with visitors, clients, customers and suppliers, if, after investigation, you are proven to have discriminated against or harassed a client or supplier you will also be subject to disciplinary action.